You know, the blatant and asinine hypocrisy from Liberals is truly profound. You just cannot fabricate the level of stupidity it takes to be a member of the Democrat led Congress or Liberal media to have and extreme case of Alzheimer’s whenever their preferences are questioned for the lack of jurisprudence.
Some of her decisions overuled by the Supreme Court:
SECURITIES FRAUD RULING OVERTURNED BY SUPREME COURT
*Sotomayor wrote the majority decision in 2005 in a securities fraud case involving Merrill Lynch that later was overturned by the Supreme Court in a victory for corporate defendants.
The purported securities fraud class-action case had been brought by a former Merrill Lynch broker who accused the investment firm of fraudulently manipulating stock prices.
Sotomayor reinstated the case, after it had been dismissed by a lower court, ruling that it was not barred by a federal law which makes it harder to bring such lawsuits.
The Supreme Court in 2006 unanimously disagreed with her ruling and held such suits were prohibited by federal law.
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW INVOLVING POWER PLANTS
* Sotomayor wrote a major environmental law ruling that the Bush administration Environmental Protection Agency could not weigh the costs of introducing technology used in power plant cooling structures against the benefits of protecting aquatic life.
Her ruling was reversed by the Supreme Court on April 1 by a 6-3 vote in a defeat for environmentalists and a victory for the EPA and energy companies that operate power plants.
* Sotomayor was part of a three-judge panel that upheld New York's law barring direct shipments of out-of-state wine to in-state consumers.
The Supreme Court in 2005 struck down such laws, arguing they unconstitutionally limited interstate commerce.
* Freelance journalists had sued the New York Times Company for copyright infringement because the Times included in an electronic database the work of the authors it had published.
Sotomayor as a trial judge ruled that the publisher had the right to license the work of the freelancers, in a decision that limited the copyright rights of the authors.
Her decision was reversed on appeal, and the Supreme Court in 2001 upheld the reversal.
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The ghost of Jack Kevorkian for President's Physician: 2016
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